Book Corner | Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

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Book Corner | Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Published: Penguin Random House – 16/05/19

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns is a forthright portrayal of what it was like growing up in the poorest regions of the UK in the 1980s and 90s. And what it is like going back and investigating your own past. A memoir by the author Kerry Hudson.   Read more

Swifts in the Loft

This week is Swift Awareness Week (June 22nd – 30th). I love Swifts and am lucky enough to have some nesting in the loft. Also known as Devil Birds, for their screaming. For me the call of the Swift is one of the sounds of the summer. Arriving from Africa through out May and June, these birds fill the skies with their acrobatic flight and haunting cries. 

But there are too few Swifts in the sky. Their numbers have fallen significantly since the seventies and Swifts are now on the amber list. Swifts have declined by over 50% in recent years.  Read more

My EcoBox | Brands We Love

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Ethical is the new black! But buying ethically and living sustainably can be hard. One of our aims as a business, is to make ethically living easier. And we love working with brands with the same ethos. One such brand is the lovely My Ecobox, an eco subscription box. We managed to catch up with My Ecobox owner, Cara. To ask her a few questions on what made her start the brand. Read more

Making Ceramics | In Conversation with a Ceramicist

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This June, we have added some beautiful new ceramics to our site. Each handmade in the UK by the lovely Megan. We managed to catch up with Megan and have a chat with her about her ceramics and the creative process. Read more

Words | Breakthrough Festival

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Words | Breakthrough Festival

Do you love books, reading and writing? Are you interested in publishing, or getting into the ‘Book World’? If so, the Breakthrough Festival is the place for you. The festival is a free day of events, workshops and one-to-one sessions open to anyone who is interested in writing, books and publishing. This year the festival takes place on the 29th June in Twitter’s Soho offices. Read more

Island Hopping of the Coast of the UK

Discover the islands around the UK. The furthest north settlement are the Shetland Islands, the furthest south settlement is Saint Clement, Jersey. (Technically a Crown Dependency and not part of the UK, governed by the UK. And it is a beautiful Island so we have decided to included it. And there are many in-between (and around). I don’t have the space to talk about them all here, but if you feel like island hoping for your holidays this year, why not do it around the UK.  Read more